Why Emerging Europe is the New Darling of Outsourcing


Tom Quigley

About Tom Quigley

Tom Quigley is director of outsourcing at Emerging Europe and the owner and chief marketing officer at QUIGLEYMEDIA. He has 29 years corporate enterprise experience across operations, communications and marketing. He joined the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) in March 2016 as marketing director and then assumed the role of chief marketing officer for the Global Sourcing Association (GSA).

In a world where the impact of global market forces on businesses can be ruthless and unforgiving, strategic partnerships are becoming increasingly driven by hard economic necessity. The notion of seeking and finding a compatible partner then, where a meaningful relationship can truly flourish and be both rewarding and fulfilling for both sides may seem somewhat romantic to many.

Even so, in one corner of the world a new outsourcing partner of choice is emerging – in defiance of the harshness of global markets and positively thriving despite the spectre of Brexit and wider global protectionism. Indeed, this bold new protagonist is becoming more attractive as its offering matures, enabling it to present itself as strong, reliable and adventurous, with room still to grow and further develop.

Yes, while the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region may not yet be of the size and scale of India as an outsourcing delivery destination, its progressive nature and rich talent pool of highly educated resources, together with a culture embedded in innovation and matched with the desire to deliver service excellence across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries, is gaining increasing recognition across the UK, German, Nordic and US outsourcing markets – and rightly so.

There are a number of factors converging to make the CEE region stand out.

Language Skills and Education

The education system in the region produces a wealth of engineering and technical skills, which makes it the go-to place to look for very specialised technology and software development skills. What’s more, Central and Eastern Europeans also have an innate ability to learn foreign languages, a useful trait for Western companies with increasingly global supply chains and customers.  Poland, Bulgaria and Romania, for example, not only all provide access to excellent technical skills but also linguistic capabilities –  with some reports suggesting that 98 per cent of all Bulgarians speak a foreign language and four out of every five Romanians also speak English.


Simply put, the CEE region is better equipped for some types of projects and processes that require close cultural alignment with Western Europe. For example, European employees feel more comfortable providing valuable input to the development of projects than in many other parts of the world, a clear advantage now that we operate in a world of perpetual technological change; these people are more likely to question and challenge what they are asked to do, all of which helps to deliver higher quality, more robust end-products and services.

Government support

Countries such as Poland, Ukraine and Romania have implemented substantial tax incentives for businesses to set up shop in their territories, with lower labour costs and rates of attrition in comparison to far-shore destinations. They have also cut through reams of bureaucracy, making it easier to transact business.

Time Zones

A determining factor these days is that many critical projects are increasingly developed and implemented in an agile environment, and in real-time. This means that physical proximity is becoming more and more relevant.  As go-to-market strategies become much leaner, with products and services improved and updated as customers use and socialise with them, so closer aligned time zones will allow teams located in different countries to work with their outsourcing partners almost simultaneously – providing a clear competitive advantage.

As other delivery destinations wrestle with a myriad of issues ranging from work visas, rising labour costs and high attrition rates to divisive or obstructive cultural nuances and unsympathetic time zones, the Central and Eastern European region quietly continues to romance some of the world’s most dynamic and innovative brands back to its’ place. Global giants such as Google, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Vodafone, Nike and Adidas have, among others, all poured into the region in recent years. Even Indian outsourcing giants have taken advantage of the local talent, with companies such as Wipro having long-established (as long as a decade ago) operations in the region.

Yes, it might still have a few traits of its own that need to be ironed out, but as things stack up in the current political, economic, social and technological climate, the CEE region  could well be the dream partner that many businesses are looking for.

Sourcing in Emerging Europe is a wholly independent programme providing impartial information and education about the outsourcing capabilities of the countries comprising the CEE region. Attend our events in London (March 2018) and Copenhagen (October 2018) and take away a highly-informed blueprint for effective sourcing in 2018 and beyond.

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A Bosnian Referendum Shows Russia’s Influence in the Balkans—As Well As Its Limits

GSA Names Ukraine as UK’s Offshoring Destination of the Year

map of ukraine emerging europe

Poland Challenges the European Identity

Poland emerging europe

Breaking trade barriers with CIS has never been easier

The Deep Roots of Currency Crises in the Former Soviet Union

Belarus’ Economy Is Slowly Recovering From Past Declines

Ukraine to Make New Privatisation Push

The Great Stone Industrial Park — Making Doing Business Easy in Minsk

Moldova Falls Victim to Politicising

moldova emerging europe

Belarus: Navigating the geopolitical storm

Growing Rzeszów

Rynek Glowny in Rzeszow. Rzeszow Podkarpackie Poland.

Long-time Neighbours Need to Share Awareness, Plus Trade & Investment

The Peculiar Growth of Poland

KRAKOW POLAND - JUNE 2017: logo of Galeria Krakowska shopping center.

High-Tech Park in Minsk is growing rapidly

Could the West At Least Help Ukraine To Insure FDI Against Political Risks?

Kaczyński Defends PiS Record

Partnership is the Key to CEE-Indian Business

Belarus: Changing Old Ideas And Mixing With the New in Belarus’ Export Market

Poland’s Business Constitution Must Be Finalised

Front of finance ministry in Warsaw Poland with a fountain framing the entrance. Could be used for images about Euro currency problems

Czech PM Loses Confidence Vote

andrej Babiš

Investors in Poland Unfazed By Article 7

Warsaw EBRD annual meeting

Czech Republic Approves 2018 Budget

Ten czech crown coins money on black marble background

Encouraging SME’s Development Will Help Build Belarusian Economy

Air Passenger Volumes Reach Record High in the Baltics


Belarus Has Set an Example for Others to Follow

Poland’s Flying Circus

airport poland

Mobilising Private Sector Investment in Belarus, Moldova & Ukraine


Ukraine Holds Open House at Davos

New Start-Up and Innovation Report Names Estonia and Slovenia as Market Leaders

Tallin, Estonia - July 06,2017: Scenic view of the modern part of the city of Tallin, Estonia

Azerbaijan Showcases ICT Potential

BAKU AZERBAIJAN - SEPTEMBER 25: People goes by the seafront of Baku on September 25 2016. Baku is a capital and largest city of Azerbaijan.

China: A Giant That Is Hard to Crack

Polish Convenience Store Sector Booms

How strong is V4?

Viktor Orban

Lithuania Set to Streamline Competition Legislation

Industrial dock with cranes on the quay

Outsourcing in Germany: Stop Talking at and Start Talking to

New investors interested in Belarus’ Great Stone Industrial Park

Bulgaria Takes on EU Presidency

Sofia, Bulgaria - September 12, 2017: Architectural complex in downtown of Sofia in which the Presidential Administration is located, Sofia, Bulgaria

Chickens Blamed for Romanian Budget Deficit

Two white chickens or hens inside a chicken coop or hen house seen through chicken wire.

Germany Is Not Letting Belarus’ Small Downturns Put it off Looking for Investment Opportunities

Ex-Banker to Become Poland’s Next Prime Minister

Belarus Is Where the New Silk Road Heads For Europe

CEE Is Key to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Shanghai skyline Panoramic view of shanghai skyline and huangpu river Shanghai China

Romanian Cabinet Reshuffled as New Splits Emerge in Ruling Party

BUCHAREST ROMANIA - MAY 25 2014: The Victoria Palace. Victoria Square.

Business Standards Are High in SEE But Vary Widely

Aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna

Assaults on the Judiciary: How CEE Governments Are Trying to Restrict Judicial Independence, and Why It’s Not Working… For Now

poland romania justice system

Belarus and Singapore Share the Same Factors for Economic Success

Derek Chollet: There Is a Resurgence of Supporters of the Transatlantic Relationship

white house

Georgia’s Sweetest Export Targets EU & Japan Expansion

Kiwi fruits growing on the branch on autumn

E-lifestyle and Cyber Security: Some Views From Estonia

Cyber Security Protection Firewall Interface Concept

Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Boss Survives, For Now

Artem Sytnyk

Belarus Is One of the Top Outsourcing Destinations of 2016

Romanians Take to the Streets in New Mass Protest

Belarusian Economic Recovery May Downgrade Intended Reforms for Competitiveness

EU-CEE Is Still Growing at a Healthy Rate

Prague emerging europe

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey Launch New ‘Silk Rail’ Link

PiS Uses Media Control to Bring Poland to Heel

Jaroslaw kaczynski pis emerging europe

After 25 Years of Restructuring, the Romanian Power Sector Is at a Crossroad

Chris Lowney — What Jesuit Spirituality Can Teach Us About Global Leadership

Old Fashioned Skulduggery Overshadows the Elections in Moldova

Moldova Launches New e-Procurement System In Search For Positive Change

Photo team work process, holding contract hand, signs documents. Account managers young crew works with startup project.New idea presentation, analyze marketing reports.Blurred, film effect, horizontal.

Is the CEE Region About to Steal the Outsourcing Crown From India?

Amazing view on the Taj Mahal in sunset light with reflection in water. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river. Agra Uttar Pradesh India.

The Right to Water: Who Can Change Today’s Situation?

FocusEconomics: Belarusian Economy to Grow in Q4 2016 and Onwards

The EU’s Benign Neglect Of Eastern Europe

Warsaw City Guide: 48 Hours in Poland’s Reborn Capital

WARSAW POLAND - DECEMBER 28 2016: Downtown Warsaw Financial center in Warsaw Poland. Warsaw is one of the most economical successful capital in Europe in last few years.

United or Divided? Europe in the Face of the Challenges of Tomorrow

Belarus Is Ready to Begin With Venture Capital Investments

The essence of the Customs Union is protectionism

Romania Can Still Provide Stability Within the EU

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - 05 February 2017: More than 240,000 protesters in Victory Square (Piata Victoriei). "Torches" moment. At 09:00PM Romanian protesters shone torches on their phones.

CEE — Do We Need a Launch Pad For Our On-Site Tech Intelligence in the Silicon Valley

Czech Republic Renaming Has Real Economic Costs

Bulgaria Eyes Azerbaijani Gas Deal

Yellow gas pipes in natural gas treatment plant in bright sunny summer day

Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index


Poland’s Confusing GDP Growth

Political Tensions Rise As Croatia Allegedly Breaks the Dublin III Refugee Regulation

croatia migrants

The Long Tail of Global Expansion

IMF Believes State-Owned Enterprises Must Be Reformed

Image of the banknotes of new Belarusian banknotes five rubles put into circulation July 1 2016

CEE Governments Still Can’t Resist Tampering with Legislation


‘No’ To a Monetary Union With Russia

Digital Business Space Gives All Businesses an Office in Sarajevo

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina - August 24 2015. View from Vraca Memorial Park with building of Avaz Twist Tower

Belarusian Economy on a Diet to Change its Financial Outlook

EU May Offer Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine Customs Union and Schengen Access


Investors Eye Opportunities in Emerging European Infrastructure


The EU’s Choice: Fundamental Reform Or Disintegration

Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems

A Strategic Asset for Regional Growth and Development in the EU

Pier bridge crane and cargo handling cargo trains transported away.

Czech Land Prices Continue to Increase

farm land

PandaDoc — Rolling Sales Procedures Together So Everyone Succeeds

IFC Invests 30 Million Euros in Ukrainian Packaging Firm

IMMER Ukrplastic

Estonia Leads Baltics in Cutting Sugar in Food and Drink

Sarajevo Stock Exchange Connected to SEE Link

sarajevo stock exchange

Belarus Has To Make an Extra Effort To Change Investors’ Perceptions

Beyond Borders: Immigration Within the EU

refugees immigrants

Europe Needs To Be More Proactive In Embracing Armenia

Despite Public Anxieties, Migration is Playing a Key Role in ECA Growth

Bratislava city aerial panoramic view. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia.

Slowly, Tech Brand Belarus Emerges

belarus tech

Bulgaria’s Bitcoin Mystery

bitcoin bulgaria

Falling Student Numbers and Declining R&D Result From Lack of Funds

Fitch And the World Bank: Economic Growth To Remain Solid Within CEE In 2016

HTP: Belarus’ Engineers Are Leading a Cool Revolution

Ukraine’s Gas Reserve Estimates Revised Upwards

Industrial concept. Liquid gas container. Gas storage in the port. Pipelines in the refinery

When Neutrality Isn’t an Option

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Cabinet Reshuffle In Poland Sees Controversial Ministers Axed

The Polish Government’s Mid-Term Report: Must Do Better

Front of finance ministry in Warsaw Poland with a fountain framing the entrance. Could be used for images about Euro currency problems

Go East

Slovakia: Growth Continues But Problems Remain

Macedonia’s Controversial Coalition Government

SKOPJE MACEDONIA emerging europe

The Belarusian real estate market is on the up

Efficient Innovation: Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria

Beautiful photos of modern buildings under blue sky. Europe, Bulgaria, Sofia.

Belarus Is Making the First Steps onto the International Finance Floor

Will a Two-speed European Union Side-line the Visegrad Four?

Emerging Europe Makes Some Progress on Closing Gender Gap

world economic forum gender gap report

China and Central Europe: Don’t Believe the Hype


Fiscal Policy Predictability in CEE — It’s Time for Change

The Azerbaijani Laundromat: Why It Matters

azerbaijani money laundering

Polish Enterprise Salaries Climb Steeply

Money of National Bank of Poland. Polish zloty banknote on red velvet background; Macro photo; Depth of field

Good Match But Unlikely Marriage

High Real Estate Prices at Home Force Czech Investors Abroad

Construction of the Petrin lookout tower in Prague Czech Republic

New Political Crisis Hits Moldova


Hungary’s Nationalist Assault on Free Enquiry

victor orban ceu

While the EU Makes Plans for CEE China Makes Investments

Nuclear Security Summit In Washington, 2016

Where’s My Cheese? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014

Cheese Shop

Warsaw Back on Top in Polish Banking

WARSAW, POLAND - MAY 07, 2016: Building Palace of Culture and Science among the modern buildings of the city

TV Still a Star for CME

Bulgarian PM Sets Out Priorities at EPP Group Debate

Prague Czech Republic - February 15 2016: The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov is speaking during a press conference after meeting of The Visegrad Group (V4) in Prague Czech Republic.

Serbia’s New PM Is Cut From a Familiar Cloth

Serbian flag emerging europe

Bucharest’s Stock Exchange Reports Growth; Eyes Emerging Market Status

bucharest stock exchange

Bulgaria Needs a Reform-Oriented Government to Take Full Advantage of its EU Membership

bulgaria emerging europe

Not All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Slovenia: An Optimistic, Export-Led Economy with First-World Problems

Big cranes in port of Koper in Slovenia

Global Expansion in the Digital Age

Hungary Today: Potential and Challenge

Chain bridge on Danube river in Budapest city. Hungary. Urban landscape panorama with old buildings and domes of opera

Škoda too Strong for VW Group

MLADA BOLESLAV CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 30: Skoda Octavia on conveyor line during Doors Open Day at Skoda Auto a.s. factory. Skoda auto celebrated 120 years since its founding on May 30 2015 in Mlada Boleslav.

HSBC Reports CEE Growth Surge in Q3

romania national bank

European Commission Withholds 600 Million Euros from Ukraine

kyiv, kiev, ukraine

January Kicks Off an Exciting Year for Emerging Europe

Romania is Haemorrhaging Doctors

Friendly female doctor hands holding patient hand sitting at the desk for encouragement, empathy, cheering and support while medical examination. Bad news lessening, compassion, trust and ethics concept

Romania’s Budget Deficit ‘Should Start Alarm Bells Ringing’

BUCHAREST ROMANIA - June 29 2017: Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose during a swearing-in ceremony at Cotroceni palace in Bucharest capital of Romania June 29 2017.

ICT Growth Continues to Boost Bosnian Economy

ict, it

Lithuania Wants to Bring Home its Skilled Workers

VILNIUS - FEBRUARY 25: Many people choose books at the indoor book

Moody’s: CEE Creditworthiness Holding Up

Man's hand holding pen and checking spreadsheet

Ask for Georgian Campaign Set to Expand Abroad

Traditional Georgian carpet. Carpets with typical geometrical patterns are among the most famous products of Georgia.

Bulgaria Keen on Euro Adoption

FRANKFURT GERMANY - MAY 16 2014: Euro Sign. European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for the euro and administers the monetary policy of the Eurozone in Frankfurt Germany.

Emerging Europe Back on Track to Convergence


Is Prague the New Face of Overtourism?

prague tourists

Wizz Air in Huge Polish & Ukrainian Expansion

wizz air a320

IMF Concludes Latest Moldova Review, Releases New Money

Reflection of a Soviet building in Chisinau Republic of Moldova

Romanian Transport Infrastructure Failures Pile Up

Cernavoda Romania - June 20 2012: Construction works at the A2 highway connecting Romania's capital Bucharest to Constanta.

Serbia, Belarus and Ukraine Ranked Lowly by Wharton Business School

Kyiv Ukraine - April 172017: The postal square in Kiev on Podol the Dnipro river. view of the square from the river panorama

Smart, reliable and promising

LGBT in CEE — A New Acceptance Is Being Born From Migration

Warsaw Rising: The Polish Capital’s Skyline Gets Even Taller


CEE: Innovate or Get Eaten


Foreigners choose Minsk and Gomel as Belarus’ most attractive FDI destinations

‘Traditional Values’: A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights

gay rights putin

Lech Wałęsa: Hard Options Can Force Nations to Get Down to Work

Estonia Proposes Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Robots

Robotic hand accessing on laptop the virtual world of information. Concept of artificial intelligence and replacement of humans by machines.

Czech Own Currency Insures Against Euro Losses

Euro Czech republic emerging europe

A Positive and Modern View of Entrepreneurship

Macedonia — Stepping Out Of the Shadow Of the Balkans

Deloitte Upsizes Its Emerging Europe Cyber Intelligence Team

Computer security concept. Virus in program code

Business Opportunities in Belarus Encourage Outside Interest

Chinese Electric Car Maker Seeks Emerging Europe Base

zhi dou d2

Bulgaria Ski Resort Plans Concern WWF

Bansko, Bulgaria - December, 6, 2015: Two Bansko cable car cabins and snow mountains peaks

Romania Cuts Income Tax, Introduces Solidarity Tax

CLUJ NAPOKA ROMANIA - OCT 2 2016: People on the central street of Cluj Napoka - the unofficial capital of Transylvania.

Lviv Is the Pearl and the Soul of Ukraine

Romanian Cyber Security Firm Valued at 600 million US dollars in Private Equity Swoop

cyber security

HSBC Opens Warsaw China Desk

Stuck in Neutral: Georgia’s Constitutional Reforms

Tbilisi Parliament Georgia

Does the Sceptre of Separatism Haunt Emerging Europe?

Szekely Land Flag

Central And Eastern Europe At the World Property Market

Prospering Czechia Still Needs a Bigger Workforce

prague emerging europe

NATO Opens New Moldova Office

NATO Moldova

Western Ukraine Could Be an Entry Point into the Country

Czech Election Result Could Delay Euro Adoption Until 2025

czech banknotes nominal value two and five thousand crowns on white background. 300 000 Kc is approximately 12 450 US dollars (USD) or 11 100 Euro (EUR)

Poland’s Capital Saturation Lower Than the Czech Republic’s

deloitte fdi poland

Swimpassing Dniester Without Prejudice To Democracy

Parliament of the republic of moldova in chisinau, national flag, stefan cel mare street, spring time with blue sky

Belarus Foreign Minister Hails Success of Visa-Free Travel Programme

Great noble deer surrounded by herd.Portrait of a deer, while looking at you.Adult deer with big beautiful horns on snowy field on forest background.

Ex-Transition Economies’ FDI Recovery

dollar euro fdi

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